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Kasia Skirt

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Kasia Skirt But oh this skirt... I've made this skirt TWICE. that means that I cut out all those finicky waistband pieces TWICE. that means that I struggled with that terrible (notoriously bad free burdastyle) pattern TWICE. and, truth be told, I made the skirt too big TWICE... Sigh. The first time I made it was back in 2009, and I had some body-distortion issues back then, so I made the skirt so ridiculously big that I just threw the whole thing away. This time, I cut the pattern according to my actual measurements, and still, the end product sits just a bit too low on my hips. Whomp. Luckily it's still within 'wearable' range, and bonus, it can become my go-to for outings to the all-you-can-eat buffet! haha. Front Back I really liked how this skirt looked from the first moment I spotted it on Burdastyle. It has a nice yoke detail, a sailor front with pockets, and really feminine touches. My skirt finishing is rough, it's true. And I started this project without na…

Nic's Birthday Socks

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Diagonal Lace Socks I completed these socks for my mom a long time ago (for her birthday in August, in fact) but I only got pictures of them on her feet today, so here they are! Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine
Needles: 2.0 mm circular
Ravelry: Nic's Birthday Socks This pattern comes from my go-to (aka ONLY) sock book: Socks from the Toe Up by Wendy Johnson. My mom's name starts with an N, and I thought the diagonal pattern, when repeated, looked like a bunch of N's! I also liked how both the pattern and the variegation of the yarn were subtle enough so that they complimented each other, rather than fight for focus.
The yarn is really lovely, and seems to be wearing well, given that my mom's had them for 6 months now and they're still holding up. I'd gladly knit up some more socks in Berroco. You'll also notice that the socks are staying up, so that's a relief! also to note that the yarn colour is more orange and not as peachy in real life. The progress …